Whiskey & Mango BarBeQue

Everybody has their condiment of choice. As a kid I chose ranch on everything, yes everything. Now its barbeque sauce, not on everything though. Unfortunately barbeque doesn’t pair well with my yogurt and granola.Β  I’m at a point in my cooking career where I’ve stopped buying the pre-made ready to use condiments and sauces and have begun making my own. It’s inexpensive, healthier, and the quality is a million times better, plus I can change up the recipe and incorporate whatever my wild imagination feels like adding.

When I made this recipe I didn’t expect to get a high yield out of it but I got just over a quart. This recipe will go awesome with ribs, and pulled pork! You might notice that I didn’t include molasses in my recipe. The only reason is simply because I don’t like molasses. Although I do think molasses is mandatory in bbq due to the added flavor, this recipe turned out excellent without it. Add it into your batch if you wish.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Actual Time: 40 Minutes

-2 Vine Ripe Tomatoes, large dice

-1/2 Cup Mango Nectar

-1 Large yellow onion, medium dice

-6 cloves Garlic, minced

-1 Cup Brown Sugar, packed

-1/2 Cup Cider Vinegar

-1 Β½ Teaspoon Ground Mustard

-1 Β½ Teaspoon Smoked Paprika

-1 Β½ Teaspoon Black Pepper

-1 Teaspoon Ground Cayenne

-Salt TT

-2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste

-2/3 Cup Jack Daniels

Method of Preparation:

In a large sauce pot, begin to sweat onions and garlic until soft.

-Sprinkle in spices over the aromatics and stir.

-Add tomatoes and cook until almost mushy.

-Pour in vinegar, mango nectar, and brown sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved completely.

-Bring to a simmer for 15 minutes stirring often. Add in Tomato paste and continue to cook over medium low heat until thickened. Approximately 20 minutes. Adjust seasonings and tomato paste if needed.

-Pull off of stove and using a hand blender, puree sauce until smooth.

-Add in Jack Daniels, stir.

-Place in refrigerator until cool.



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Food & Wine connoisseur, I love to make beautiful things even if nobody cares. Nikon D3100 & Google Pixel photo journalist & writer. I've started this blog to share my enthusiasm of the culinary world among other personal interests with folks who maintain involvement in the food world and to enliven others who want to develop a love for cooking, crafting and wellness. Be active, be healthy, be happy. Thanks for stopping by! Cheers :)

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